Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Monday, May 30, 2011

Allan Ester, Made in Detroit Stage, Sunday #Movement2011

Posted By on Mon, May 30, 2011 at 10:59 AM

Allan Ester, a longtime Detroit DJ and the progeny of Detroit's first generation of underground DJs like Ken Collier, gave a sermon on Sunday at the Made in Detroit stage. It was one of the finest sets I have ever seen him deliver. Singer Michelle Weeks joined him for one...

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Sunday, May 29, 2011

Morris Mitchell, Detroit DJ Since 1971 #Movement2011

Posted By on Sun, May 29, 2011 at 11:25 AM

Morris Mitchell began DJing on one turntable in 1971. Within a few years he began promoting and DJing parties as "True Disco" with Renaldo White and Ken Collier. Mr. Mitchell, who has been retired from DJing and promoting since 1998, is the only living member left of that original disco...

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Saturday, May 28, 2011

Friday, May 27, 2011

New Sounds for Tenured Festival

Posted By on Fri, May 27, 2011 at 10:04 AM

Outside of traditional techno acts and strictly minimal DJs, this year’s Movement lineup includes some rather spirited groups encompassing the far corners of electronic music, wooing audiences with disco-infused soundscapes, electric soul, and melodic synth funk. Stripped down four-on-the-floor techno’s great, but it’s refreshing to have an array of...

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Thursday, May 26, 2011

The Vinyl Comeback or Hipster Format Snobbery? Neat-O Graph Alert!

Posted By on Thu, May 26, 2011 at 1:09 PM

Here's some perspective on the much-ballyhooed comeback of vinyl albums, which we all love and adore. Last year in the U.S., based on RIAA stats -- here from Digital Music News -- vinyl albums and EPs sold 4 million copies, which is roughly the population of metropolitan Detroit. In 1977,...

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Monday, May 23, 2011

Watch DAAS Choir Performing "Detroit State of Mind"

Posted By on Mon, May 23, 2011 at 3:16 PM

Every now and again a new music video hits the web and it immediately gives you a 1,000 watt smile. Watching students from the Detroit Academy of Arts and Sciences performing "Detroit State of Mind," their own personalized remix of Jay-Z's "Empire State of Mind" is exactly that type of...

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Friday, May 20, 2011

BBC News Celebrates the 40th of Marvin Gaye's 'What's Going On'

Posted By on Fri, May 20, 2011 at 12:00 PM

... In which Gaye briefly talked about his early days with Motown, '62-'65, in a 1976 interview: "I don't view them with a lot of happiness. Being young and not knowing the business a great deal and trying to figure it out." And then he talked of the mind-altering, 1971...

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